In my pickin's, I pick what I like.
Of course, I'm excited when
what I like is the real thing.
I recently found a cobalt blue
cup and saucer.
I bought it
1. Because I liked it.
2. Because it was 1/2 price.
3. Because it would go with so much of the blue that I already had.
It resembles the Hazel Atlas Cobalt blue,
but it's darker in color and not exactly the same pattern.
It's probably a newer piece.
It may be what collectors call a knock-off.
Doesn't really matter to me.
I don't mind a look-alike,
or for lack of a better word,
However, with people I want real.
I want to know you.
I want to know you, what do they say,
"warts and all."
I want to know who you really are
behind closed doors.
I can take it.
I can love the real you.
I don't want a pretend version of the you who you are.
Please show me who you really are.
I can love that person.
Because I don't know how to be
anyone except me.
This week I read,
"When we spend our lives waiting until we're perfect
or bulletproof before we walk into the arena, we
ultimately sacrifice relationships..."
Lets' walk into the arena and just BE-
not perfect, just who we are
and see what can happen
when we are dare to be REAL.
Careful, don't count anyone out!
Who knows, what appears to be a cheap imitation
may be the REAL THING.
Thinking on These Things,